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Research impact guide: Research potential outlets

Researching potential outlets

Methods of researching potential publication outlets include:

  • using your professional networks
  • talking with colleagues
  • looking at professional association lists of recommended journals, publishers and conferences
  • looking at the information for authors on the publisher or conference website

The tools listed in the boxes below can help you research a potential publication outlet by checking if a publication is:

  • published frequently
  • available electronically
  • included in the major indexing databases in your discipline
  • open access or allows open access self-archiving

Tools for researching journals

Tools for researching conferences

Tools for peer review


Researching potential publication outlets is about trying to indentify a publisher or publication that aligns well with your strategic objectives and adds value to your research. 

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